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Is Microsoft Direct Access the new VPN?

Eric Shanks of The IT Hollow comments:

Mobility is no longer a challenge to traditional IT environments, it’s the standard.  Users work from home to save office space, need to be connected during sales trips and are consistently not in the corporate office connected to the local area network (LAN).  Combine this demand for a mobile workforce with the ever increasing security requirements put forth such as HIPPA and PCI-DSS etc make this a significant hurdle for IT departments.  Microsoft Direct Access may be a solution that eases this hardship.

Direct Access seems to solve all of the issues I would normally use a VPN for without the need for VPN. Now, if it just worked with all servers…

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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